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Azamara Journey Review

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Review for Azamara Journey to Cuba
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jgnova
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Mar 2019
Cabin: Club Veranda Stateroom
Cabin 7057
Room service breakfast
Pool deck
"White NIght" dinner
Havana
Aruba natural bridge
Curacao
Bonaire
St. Barts
Kon Tiki Bar beach at Orient Beach on St. Martin
Bermuda
Azamara Journey

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I had a “zero birthday” coming up and wanted to do something special to celebrate – which provided a great excuse for another cruise. But it had to be something special – new ports and/or a new ship or, even better, a whole new (to us) cruise line. We also had the additional requirement that, because of health issues, the embarkation and disembarkation ports had to be within five hours travel time from our Northern Virginia home. I put together a list of options, which were mostly sailings from Miami or Fort Lauderdale that included the ABC islands (Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao). One option stood out because it also included two days in Havana, Cuba, and was on Azamara Club Cruises Journey. This was a 16-night repositioning sailing from Miami to Manhattan, with stops in Havana, Aruba, Curaçao, Bonaire, St. Barts, Sint Maarten, and Hamilton, Bermuda. With four new (to us) ports on a new (to us) ship and cruise line, this became the obvious choice. And we are very happy we made that choice.

Cabin Review

Club Veranda Stateroom

Cabin V2

The cabin had plenty of room for all of our stuff – drawers in the desk and in the closet, lots of hangers. There was plenty of light in the cabin, including extra lights by the desk, the bed, and a working balcony light. The cabin thermostat even seemed to work properly! We discovered that the coffee table by the sofa had a lever that raised it from coffee table height to a height that worked for eating our room service breakfast when we couldn’t eat on the balcony.

Port Reviews

St. Barts

Drive around island in taxi/minivan. Tour guide did not seem to have any training.

St. Maarten

Took taxi to Orient Beach and spent day at beach by Kon Tiki bar. Lovely beach and great food.

Miami

Easy ride to port from South Beach and embarkation

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